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TOWN OF ANDOVEK. 



AUDITORS' REPORT 



OF 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



FOB THE FINANCIAL YBAB, ENDING 



FEBRUARY 10, 1875. 



& 



A N D V E R : 
PRINTED BY WARREN F. DRAPER. 

18.7 5. 

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THE 



AUDITOKS' REPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



TO^WIST ODF ANDOVER. 



For the Financial Year ending February 10, 1875. 



ANDOVER: 
PRINTED BY WARREN F. DRAPER. 

1875. 



REPORT. 



Selectmen's Account. 

SCHOOLS. 

Appropriation by Town, $9500 00 

State School Fund, 325 13 

Proprietor's Fund, 96 00 

$9921 13 

PAID ON ACCOUNT OF SCHOOLS. 
GRAMMAR SCHOOL. 



M. A. Whitehouse, teaching, 


$844 45 


K. W. Cook, teaching, 


380 


00 


L. F. Pasho, teaching, 


316 


69 


Abby B. Carter, teaching music 


j, 39 


00 


J. E. Murray, teaching music, 


49 


50 


Holt and Higgins, supplies, 


8 


45 


James Bradshaw, janitor, 


27 


00 


George E. Morse, janitor, 


24 


00 


Andrew Thompson, janitor, 


28 


00 


John Chandler, wood, 


12 


00 


John Chandler, coal, 


88 


00 


J. L. Hammet, books, 


20 


75 


E. Carter, reparing piano, 


5 


00 


George S. Merrill, printing, 


3 


50 


W. F. Draper, supplies, 


15 


80 


Amount earned forward, 




11862 



14 



Appropriation, $9921 13 

Amount brought forward, $1862 14 

SOUTH CENTRE DISTRICT. 



F. E. Chandler, teaching, 


$380 00 


S. F. Jones, teaching, 


156 00 


C. E. Clement, teaching, 


140 00 


E. L. Parker, teaching, 


240 00 


L. A. Cummings, teaching, 


30 00 


P. Hannon, janitor, 


22 40 


M. Maroney, janitor, 


8 40 


F. E. Chandler, janitor, 


6 00 


E. L. Parker, janitor, 


6 00 


Holt and Higgins, supplies, 


1 T4 


G. N. Pasho, supplies, 


3 00 


John Chandler, wood, 


62 50 


John McCullum, cutting wood, 


10 50 


John Dougherty, cutting wood, 


50 


W. F. Draper, supplies, 


6 65 

<fc1A7Q £G 


VILLAGE DISTRICT. 


A. L. Lock, teaching, 


$450 00 


M. F. Merrill, teaching, 


320 00 


E. F. Merrill, teaching, 


190 00 


James Gibson, janitor, 


13 60 


Ellen Riley, janitor, 


350 


G. N. Greeves, janitor, 


4 00 


Belle Bowman, janitor, 


3 00 


D. O'Connell, cutting wood, 


14 00 


John McManus, janitor, 


6 60 


M. F. Pasho, sweeping, 


4 00 


Holt and Higgins, supplies, 


2 12 


John Chandler, coal, 


73 00 


John Chandler, wood, 


17 00 


C. M. Abbott, wood, 


10 00 


L. S. Hammett, books, 


7 50 


W. F. Draper, supplies, 


9 26 

dBll°7 58 


Amount carried forward 


' $4063 41 



Appropriation, $9921 18 

Amount brought forward, $4063 41 

BALLARD VALE DISTRICT. 

H. M. Richardson, teaching, $380 00 
M. F. Brown, teaching, 380 00 

J. M. Brown, teaching, 380 00 

H. S. Greene, supplies, 99 34 

J. P. Bradley, coal, 53 98 

11293 32 



SCOTLAND 


DISTRICT. 


H. L. Crowninshield, teaching, 


$342 00 


E. F. Hackett, janitor, 


7 00 


G. B. Holt, janitor, 


10 00 


William H. Carter, janitor, 


1 50 


H. S. Greene, supplies, 


5 94 


J. B. Abbott, wood, 


37 96 



$404 40 



PHILLIPS DISTRICT. 



L. B. Abbott, teaching, 


$380 00 


A. S. Tenney, teaching, 


190 00 


A. Palmer, janitor, 


13 60 


Sylvester Abbott, wood, 


58 31 


H. S. Greene, supplies, 


11 44 



$653 35 



HOLT DISTRICT. 

A. M. Stoodley, teaching, $380 00 

11. C. Harnden, supplies and Jan., 
H. C. Harnden, wood, 
H. S. Greene, supplies, 

Amount carried forward, 



10 


23 


33 


80 




20 




<ffM°-l oo 








8683K 71 



Appropriation, 19921 13 

Amount brought forward, $6838 71 

WEST CENTRE DISTRICT. 
L. G. Merrill, teaching, 8260 00 

E. M. Goodrich, teaching, 120 00 

E. Merrill, janitor, 8 00 

Geo. McCullum, janitor, 5 00 

J. H. Chandler, wood, 62 28 

C. M. Abbott, wood, 10 00 

W. F. Draper, supplies, 2 70 

1467 98 



OSGOOD 


DISTRICT. 


A. F. C. Burt, teaching, 


$260 00 


J. F. Greene, teaching, 


120 00 


L. C. Bailey, janitor, 


16 00 


C. Bailey, cleaning, 


2 50 


William Hardy, wood, 


54 25 


S. Bardwell, wood, 


40 50 


W. F. Draper, supplies, 


3 60 



$496 85 



FRYE DISTRICT. 

Carrie B. Holt, teaching, $380 00 

Mary E. Jones, teaching, 380 00 

C. W. Brown, janitor, 28 00 

C. M. Abbott, cleaning, 13 50 

C. W. Brown, cutting wood, 3 00 

Smith and Manning, supplies, 1 99 

C. M. Abbott, wood, 15 00 

J. McCullum, cutting wood, 10 00 

John Cornell, wood, 9 00 

John Cornell, coal, 45 00 

Holt and Higgins, supplies, 2 47 

W. F. Draper, supplies, 7 13 



$895 09 



Amount carried forward, $8698 63 



Appropriation, 19921 13 

Amount brought forward, 18698 63 

BAILEY DISTRICT. 



F. A. Hardy, teaching, 


$260 00 


G. F. Wardwell, teaching, 


120 00 


E. S. Hardy, janitor, 


9 00 


S. Bardwell, wood, 


36 00 


C. Flint, cleaning, 


4 00 


S. H. Boutwell, supplies, 


4 92 


W. F. Draper, supplies, 


2 24 




$436 16 



ABBOTT DISTRICT. 

J. L. Smith, teaching, $316 67 

A. A. Bailey, janitor, 8 50 

T. Saunders, wood, 9 00 

W. F. Draper, supplies, 2 51 



NORTH 


DISTRICT. 


H. M. Bixby, teaching, 


$316 67 


E. F. Toy, janitor, 


4 65 


J. O'Connor, cleaning, 


1 25 


O. Jenkins, wood, 


10 00 


F. Noyes, cutting wood, 


3 50 


S. H. Boutwell, wood, 


8 00 


W. F. Draper, supplies, 


2 80 



$336 68 



$346 87 



Total expenditure, $9818 34 

Unexpended appropriation, $102 79 



SCHOOL-HOUSES. 

Appropriation, $1000 00 

Rent of Store and Hall. Ballard Yale, 230 00 

81230 00 

PAID ON ACCOUNT OF SCHOOL-HOUSES. 

GRAMMAR SCHOOL. 

B. Abercrombie, cleaning, 
Gile and Allen, repairs, 
Smith and Manning, supplies, 
Abbott and Jenkins, repairs, 
J. E. Whiting, cleaning clock, 
William Barnett, repairs, 
William Wood, repairs, 
Otis H. Weed, ventilators, 

5162 85 

SOUTH CENTRE DISTRICT. 

Traders and Mechanics Ins. Co., $37 50 

J. H. Smith, repairs, 

B. Abercrombie, cleaning, 

E. H. Barnard, repairs, 

Cole and Hardy, fence. 

Abbott and Jenkins, repairs, 

William Barnett, supplies, 

William Wood, repairs. 

Otis H. Weed, ventilators, 



89 90 


15 


50 


7 


50 


34 


95 


1 


00 


76 


60 


2 


40 


15 


00 



4 


06 


9 


90 




50 


14 67 


10 


03 




15 


7 


25 


10 


00 



894 06 



PHILLIPS DISTRICT. 

E. H. Barnard, repairs, 82 58 

H. S. Greene, repairs, 4 10 

Abbott and Jenkins, repairs, 11 68 

E. Taylor, Treasurer, rent of land, 10 00 
Otis H. Weed, ventilator. 5 00 



833 3 6 
Amount carried forward, 8290 27 



Appropriation , 


$1230 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$290 27 


VILLAGE DISTRICT. 


C. C. Holt, repairs. 


$47 75 


Charles Dugan, repairs, 


7 74 


B. Abercrombie, cleaning, 


6 98 


E. H. Barnard, repairs, 


1 60 


Abbott and Jenkins, repairs, 


233 73 


J. E. Whiting, cleaning clock, 


1 00 


William Barnett, repairs, 


7 95 


William Wood, repairs, 


11 85 


A. S. Clark, repairs, 


3 00 

£391 fin 



HOLT DISTRICT. 
H. C. Harnden, repairs, $23 25 

WEST CENTRE DISTRICT. 

vEtna Ins. Co., to J. A. Smart, $30 00 
Abbott and Jenkins, repairs, 6 50 

J. H. Chandler, repairs, 14 34 

$50 84 



FRYE DISTRICT. 

E. H. Barnard, repairs, $0 75 

Gile and Allen, repairs, 6 00 

J. H. Chandler, fence and repairs, 63 20 

William Barnett, repairs, 8 97 

Cole and Hardy, repairs, 50 50 



$129 42 



OSGOOD DISTRICT. 

S. G. Bailey, repairs, 2 70 

Jonathan Knowles, repairs, 3 75 

L. McDonald, repairs, 2 00 



$8 45 
Amount carried forward, $823 83 

2 



10 

Appropriation, $1230 00 

Amount brought forward, $823 83 

ABBOTT DISTRICT. 
A. D. Runnels, repairs, $4 42 

BAILEY DISTRICT. 

L. McDonald, repairs, $3 00 

Total expenditure, $831 25 

Unexpended appropriation. $398 75 



11 

SERVICES OF TOWN OFFICERS. 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1874, $2300 00 

E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer and Collector, $460 00 

John H. Flint, Selectman, Assessor, and 

Overseer of the Poor, 300 00 

Wm. H. B. Woodlin, Selectman, Assessor, 

and Overseer of the Poor, 250 00 

Simeon Bardwell, Selectman, Assessor, 

and Overseer of the Poor, 250 00 

Samuel H. Boutwell, School Committee, 175 00 
George H. Poor, School Committee, 150 00 

Henry S. Greene, School Committee, 100 00 

Joseph W. Poor, engineer, 
James H. Smith, engineer, 
Charles O. Cummings, engineer, 
Charles Greene, engineer, 
Charles L. Carter, engineer, 

John Clark, police, and posting warrants, 

Richard M. Abbott, police, 

Warren Mears, Jr., police, 

O, B. Phelps, police, 

George F. Baker, police, 

Joshua H. Chandler, police, 

Henry Dane, police, 

Thomas Smith, police, 

Total expenditure for the year, - $1910 75 

Balance unexpended, $389 25 



20 


00 


20 


00 


20 


00 


20 


00 


20 


00 


27 


50 


26 


00 


21 


50 


14 


25 


13 


00 


11 


50 


10 


00 


2 00 



12 



STATE AID, 



Appropriation, 




$1600-00 


Received from State, 




$1435 97 
$3035 97 


Mrs.. I. S. Bryant, 


$96 00 




Charles H. Bell. 


120 00 




Mrs. Lucy Bailey, 


48 00 




Mrs. Elizabeth Barnard, 


48 00 




John S. Dearborn, 


72 00 




Mrs. Susan B. Farnham, 


48 00 




Mrs. Rebecca Getchell, 


92 00 




Henry C. Higgins, 


72 00 




Matthew Huntley, 


78 00 




Charles E. Jones, 


36 00 




Mrs. Lizzie A. Johnson, 1873-1874, 


140 00 




Ella L. Kendall, 


48 00 




Charles Mears, 


120 00 




Mrs. Sarah J. Mason, 


48 00 




Mrs. B. McCullough, 


96 00 




Mrs. Susan G. Merrill, 


52 00 




Mrs. Jane Proctor, 


48 00 




Augustine K. Russell, 


168 00 




Charles 0. Shedd, 


54 00 




Wm, G. Wardwell, 


48 00 




Mrs. Sophia Wardman, 


52 00 




Total expenditure, 




$1584 00 




Balance unexpended 




$1451 97 



HAY SCALES. 

Received from Fees, 
Geo. H. Bean, Salary, 
Balance unexpended, 



$87 94 
25 00 

$62 94 



13 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Appropriation, March 2d, $1500 00 

Sales of Old Lumber, Nov. 2d, 2 02 

$1502 02 

ANDOVER S. F. E. CO. No. 1. 

William M. Coulie, engineer, $250 00 

Charles Mayer, harnesses and oiling hose, 164 00 

Andover S. F. E. Co. No. 1, pay of members, 152 50 

John Cornell, horses and coal, 

Belt and Leather Stuffing Co., oil for hose. 

H. A. Winship and Co., hats and belts, 

Andover S. F. E. Co. No. 1, poll-taxes, 

Josiah Gates and Sons, repairs on hose, 

James H. Smith, labor, 

Charles L. Carter, teaming hose, 

James Cotter, cutting wood, 

E. H. Ashcroft, steam guage, 

Hunneman and Co., oil, 

Henry Barton and Co., brush, 

Smith, Manning, and Co., supplies, 

Joseph W. Poor, supplies, 

$789 61 

SHAWSHIN ENGINE CO. No. 2. 

Shawshin Engine Co., pay of members, $513 40 

Shawshm Engine Co., poll taxes, 

Patrick Horan, labor, 

Joseph W. Poor, ladders, 

Greene and Woodlin, supplies, 

John F. Whiteley, labor, 

John Dearborn, labor, 

Smith, Manning, and Co., supplies, 

Winslow Russell, labor, 

Amount carried forward, $695 05 



59 


60 


S 47 


25 


33 


15 


26 


00 


24 


25 


13 


20 


5 


00 


3 


52 


3 


00 


2 50 


2 


25 


1 74 


1 


65 



64 


00 


32 


50 


29 


40 


15 


69 


11 


55 


11 


25 


10 


76 


7 


50 



14 

Appropriation, $1502 02 

Amount brought forward ,$695 05 $789 61 
William Raynor, drawing engine, 6 00 
John S. Stark, oil, 3 00 

James McFadden, labor, 2 75 

$707 80 

Total expenditure for the year, $1497 41 

Balance unexpended, $4 61 



PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 

Appropriation, March 2d, $450 0ft 

Warren F. Draper, $299 21 

Balance unexpended, $150 79 



CEMETERY. 

Appropriation, March 2d, $500 00 

Samuel Raymond, $500 00 



STREET LAMPS. 

Appropriation, March 2d, $652 00 

Thomas Murphy, lighting lamps, 
George N. Pasho, lighting lamps, 
Warren F. Draper, new lamps, 

Total expenditure for the year, 

Balance unexpended, $128 25 



1410 


55 






57 


00 






56 


20 










$523 


75 



15 



DECORATION DAY. 



Appropriation, March 2d, 

Andover Brass Band, music, 
Selah Merrill, address, 
Charles L. Carter, teams, 
John Pray, teams, 
Henry P. Bingham, flowers, 
Post 89, G. A. R., flags, 
Cochrane and Sampson, printing, 
Greene and Woodlin, supplies, 
Edward Carter, tuning piano, 
Lamprell and Marble, use of flags, 
George S. Merrill and Co., printing, 
Warren F. Draper, printing, 
Smith, Manning, and Co., supplies, 
Total expenditure for the year, 



$150 00 



$Q5 


00 


20 


00 


18 


00 


12 00 


7 


50 


6 


30 


6 


00 


5 37 


2 


50 


2 


50 


1 


75 


1 


75 


1 


33 



$150 00 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



Appropriation, March 2d, 
Received from various sources, 

D., C, and C. G. Saunders, legal advice, 

1871-1874, 8120 00 

E. K. Jenkins, recording births, marriages, 

and deaths, 73 90 

Moses Foster, Treasurer, insurance dividend, 53 26 

J. H. Flint, assessing bank tax (2 years), 45 00 

B. H. Farnham, damage to team and family, 

Johnson's express, 

W. Marland, P.M., envelopes and postage, 

Abbott and Jenkins, guide-boards, 

Amount carried forivard, $381 93 



$1000 00 

74 90 

$1074 90 



35 


00 


19 


60 


17 


97 


17 


20 



16 



Appropriation, 

Amount brought forward , 

George W. Woodman, damage to carriage, $15 

John Dearborn, painting guide-posts, 

Greene and Woodlin, guide-posts, 

E. K. Jenkins, railroad fares and postage, 

John H. Flint, railroad fares, 

James M. Crabtree, returning deaths, 

Charles L. Carter, carriages, 1873, 

Wm, BL B. Woodlin, setting guide-posts, 

George H. Poor, legal advice, 

George N. Pasho, returning deaths, 

Michael Nolan, returning deaths, 

George H. Bean, dinners for checkers, 

John H. Flint, perambulating town lines, 

Edwin EL Barnard, painting guide-posts, 

Henry Dane, returning deaths, 

Daniel L. Trow, returning deaths, 

Charles Mears, distributing envelopes, 

Robert Callahan, distributing envelopes, 

William Barnett, repairs on pump, 

John J. Brown, telegraphing, 

Total expenditure for the year, 

Balance unexpended, 





#1074 90 


&381 


93 


$15 00 


14 


50 


12 


50 


11 


20 


10 


95 


5 


75 


5 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


4 


50 


4 


50 


3 


00 


3 


00 


2 


98 


2 


50 


2 


50 


2 


00 


2 00 


1 


50 




59 




MQ/i QO 




qp^co U\J 



$579 00 



PRINTING SOLDIERS RECORD BOOK. 

Appropriation, $1000 00 



Samuel Raymond, 

Edith G. Raymond, 

Warren F. Draper, 

Total expenditure, 
Balance unexpended, 


$21 70 

16 00 

941 99 


$979 69 
$20 31 





17 



INTEREST ON NOTES. 



Appropriation, March 2d, 




82400 00 


Samuel Raymond, Treasurer, 


-1577 60 




Andover National Bank, 


300 50 




C. E. Putnam, 


114 33 




Sally Flint, 


70 00 




Theron Johnson, 


60 00 




Sarah Abbott, 


60 00 




Enoch Frye, 


48 00 




Total expenditure for the year, 




82230 43 




Balance unexpended, 




1169 57 



NOTES. 

Balance unpaid, Feb. 9th, 1874, 
Amount hired during the year, 

Andover National Bank, 
Balance unpaid, 



813000 00 
17000 00 

830000 00 
17000 00 

113000 00 



DISCOUNT ON TAXES. 

Appropriation, 12300 00 

E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer, 2091 13 

Balance unexpended, 8208 87 



ABATEMENT AND REMITTANCE OF TAXES. 



Appropriation, 


8500 00 


E. K. Jenkins, Collector, 
E. K. Jenkins, 1872 and 1873, 
Total expenditure, 
Balance unexpended, 


#323 25 
25 37 


#151 38 



18 



COUNTY 


TAX. 




Appropriation, March 2d, 




$3200 00 


Discount on tax, 




31 73 
$3231 73 


Allen W. Dodge, Treasurer, 




3173 70 


Balance unexpended, 




*58 03 



STATE TAX, 



Appropriation, March 2d, 

Charles Adams, Jr., Treasurer, 
Balance unexpended, 



85200 00 

4620 00 

8580 00 



HIGHWAYS AND MAIN STREET. 



Appropriation, Highways, 




16000 00 


Appropriation, Main Street, 




600 00 

16600 00 


Moody B. Abbott, labor, 


1256 


19 


John B. Abbott, labor, 


159 


00 


John B. Abbott, team, 


62 


25 


Hartwell B. Abbott, labor, 


171 


90 


William Allen, labor, 


70 


00 


Abbott and Jenkins, labor, 


59 


35 


Edward Adams, labor, 


44 


25 


Ames Plough Company, tools, 


36 


90 


Charles Abbott, labor, 


25 


35 


Timothy Abbott, labor, 


16 


00 


Stephen D. Abbott, labor, 


14 


70 


George A. Abbott, labor, 


14 


31 



Amount carried forward , 



1930 20 



19 
Appropriation, $6600 00 

Amount brought forward, $930 20 

John Abbott, labor . 14 06 

Henry W. Abbott, labor^ 7 87 

Timothy P. Allen, labor, 7 00 

Nathan B. Abbott, labor, 6 10 

George F. Baker, labor, 147 00 

George F. Baker, team, 88 65 

James F. Brooks, scraper, 130 00 

Charles C. Blunt, labor, 82 00 

Albert Bancroft, labor, 65 85 

William Barrett, labor, 56 44 

Rufus Bailey, labor, 31 50 

Warren A. Bailey, labor, 30 00 

Simeon Bardwell, labor, 27 20 

Boston and Maine R. R., freight, 19 78 

William H. Burtt, labor, 19 25 

Henry Brownell, labor, 14 69 

David Burns, labor, 6 40 

Owen Burns, labor, 11 20 

Alonzo P. Berry, labor, 3 00 

Henry Burt, team, 2 50 

William Barnett, supplies, 1 30 

George W. Chandler, labor, 587 81 

Charles O. Cummings, labor, 181 50 

Hugh Cunningham, labor, 51 62 

Cole and Hardy, labor, 46 71 

Luke Cunningham, labor, 43 05 

Joshua H. Chandler, labor, 30 50 

Samuel Cheever, labor, 30 49 

John Cornell, labor, 29 75 

George L. Clark, labor, 17 50 

James H. Cochrane, iron-work, 12 49 

Wm. U. Caldwell, labor, 11 91 

Phillip Caffrey, labor, 11 37 

Amount carried forward, $2756 69 



20 



Appropriation, 


$6600 00 


Amount brought forward , 


12756 69 


Samuel Carter, labor, 


10 50 


Jeremiah Conners, labor, 


9 62 


Timothy Crowley, labor, 


9 00 


Charles A. Clark, labor, 


7 00 


Justin Carter, labor, 


3 30 


Wm. R Carter, labor, 


1 50 


Isaac Carruth, labor, 


1 00 


Dennis P. Driscoll, labor, 


150 38 


Daniel Daley, labor, 


> 95 06 


James Donovan, labor, 


94 93 


Chandler Dane, labor, 


84 18 


George Dane, labor, 


80 18 


Daniel Driscoll, labor, 


62 57 


Patrick Donovan, labor, 


73 06 


John P. Driscoll, labor, 


57 48 


William C. Donald, labor, 


47 25 


James Davey, labor, 


24 97 


John Daley, labor, 


24 06 


Jeremiah Driscoll, labor, 


11 38 


Warren F. Draper, labor, 


6 05 


Patrick Driscoll, labor, 


5 25 


C. Francis Davis, labor, 


40 


John W. Faulkner, labor, 


3 75 


Ezra Farnham, labor, 


57 42 


Patrick Flynn, labor, 


11 81 


Henry E. Gould, labor. 


190 62 


Samuel Gilchreast, labor, 


7 00 


George Gutterson, labor, 


5 75 


Henry J. Gray, labor, 


2 82 


Jesse Harnden, labor, 


76 05 


Brooks F. Holt, labor, 


69 75 


Daniel F. Harrington, labor, 


65 25 


Daniel Harrington, labor, 


24 50 


Amount carried forward, 


14131 53 



21 



Appropriation, 


$6600 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$4131 53 


Charles W. Hay ward, labor, 


64 57 


John Hayes, labor, 


40 68 


William Hackett, labor, 


33 75 


Alfred Hardy, labor, 


30 00 


John C. Hovey, labor, 


29 75 


Jeremiah Hayes, labor, 


28 71 


John M. Hanson, labor, 


28 50 


Patrick Harrington, labor, 


20 25 


William P. Holt, labor, 


19 41 


Henry A. Hay ward, labor, 


14 00 


Nathan K. Holt, labor, 


14 43 


Henry E. Hayward, labor, 


10 00 


Stephen Hardy, labor, 


10 00 


Patrick Hannon, labor, 


3 50 


Henry C. Harnden, labor, 


2 28 


Timothy Haggerty, labor, 


1 31 


Samuel M. Jones, labor, 


17 70 


Omar Jenkins, labor, 


14 25 


Johnson's Express, 


9 75 


John Lynch, labor, 


5Q 94 


John D. Lynch, labor, 


53 44 


Stephen Lovejoy, labor, 


43 00 


Patrick Lahee, labor, 


35 93 


Sylvester Lovejoy, labor, 


25 00 


Aaron N. Luscomb, labor, 


25 00 


Richard Leary, labor, 


18 25 


Patrick Leary, labor, 


16 62 


George G. Lovejoy, labor, 


16 00 


Andrew Lovejoy, labor, 


16 00 


John Leary, labor, 


13 56 


Thomas Murphy, labor, 


124 25 


Thomas E. Mayberry, labor, 


116 24 


Jerry Minnehan, labor, 


39 38 


Amount carried forward. 


$5123 98 



22 



Appropriation, 



$6600 00 



Amount brought forward, 


•95123 98 


Michael McLaughlin, labor. 


94 50 


John McGinley, labor. 


27 37 


Patrick Murphy, labor. 


24 93 


Mi not and Co.. 


6 75 


John Monlton, labor, 


6 00 


Reuben B. Miller, labor. 


4 37 


Maurice Maloney, labor. 


87 


Portland Ware Company, pipe, 


77 63 


Joshua Phelps, labor, 


40 50 


Joseph J. Pearson, labor, 


. 12 00 


John Reynolds, labor, 


15 31 


Charles P. Ray, pick handles, 


3 00 


James II. Smith, labor, 


279 28 


James H. Smith, team, 


113 81 


William D. Stark, labor, 


102 32 


John Schoneld, labor, 


65 18 


Fred. Symonds, labor 


30 00 


Patrick Shea, labor, 


25 32 


Bartholomew Shea, labor, 


25 13 


Timothy C. Sullivan, labor, 


24 68 


Michael Sullivan, labor, 


21 85 


John Sweeney, labor, 


20 63 


Dennis Sweeney, labor, 


18 46 


Dennis Sheehan, labor, 


14 44 


John Stack, labor, 


14 00 


James Smith, labor, 


14 00 


Thomas Smith, labor, 


12 00 


Charles E. Shaw, labor, 


10 50 


James E. Toye, labor, 


59 63 


John Tuck, 2d, labor, 


46 50 


M. Warren Tuck, labor, 


34 50 


William H. Tucker, labor. 


10 00 


Trustees of Phillips Academy, labor, 


5 35 


Amount carried forward , 


86384 79 



23 



Appropriation, 


16600 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$6384 79 


Daniel L. Trow, labor, 


4 00 


George Upton, labor, 


2 20 


Adolphus F. Woodbridge, labor, 


24 47 


John Webster, labor, 


14 50 


William Wilcox, labor, 


13 56 


Samnel Wardman, labor, 


11 50 


George Ward well, labor, 


4 37 


George W. Woodman, labor, 


3 50 


Total expenditure, 


16461 89 


Balance unexpended, 


$138 11 



PHILLIPS STREET. 



Appropriation, March 2d, 



$571 00 



John B. Abbott, labor, 


$101 00 


Henry E. Gould, labor, 


76 27 


Albert Bancroft, labor, 


75 00 


Richard Leary, labor, 


38 50 


Patrick Shea, labor, 


43 32 


Patrick Donovan, labor. 


38 50 


James Donovan, labor, 


36 75 


Maurice Maloney, labor, 


35 00 


Patrick Lahee, labor, 


34 37 


Edward Taylor, Treasurer, fences, 


16 00 


Stephen D. Abbott, labor, 


11 76 


David Jameson, labor, 


11 00 


James H. Smith, labor, 


4 75 


Bartholmew Shea, labor, 


•3 50 


John F. Kimball, surveying, 


2 50 


Total expenditure, 


$528 22 


Balance unexpended, 


$42 -78 



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EXTENSION OF SCHOOL STREET. 
Appropriation, March 2d. $1500 00 

Hartwell B. Abbott, labor, 

George F. Baker, labor, 

James H. Smith, labor, 

George W. Chandler, labor, 

Michael Dowd, labor, 

John Berry, labor, 

Ezra Farnham, labor, 

John Daley, labor, 

George Dane, labor, 

Daniel Daley, labor, 

Timothy Haggerty, labor, 

Patrick Murphy, labor, 

Patrick Donovan, labor, 

Maurice Maloney, labor, 

Timothy C. Sullivan, labor, 

Cole and Hardy, lumber and labor, 

Michael McQueeney, labor, 

John Leary, labor, 

John McGinley, labor, 

James H. Cochrane, iron-work, 

John Buckley, labor, 

Patrick Flynn, labor, 

Charles Collins, labor, 

John W. Faulkner, iron-work, 

Joseph Kimball, surveying, 

Smith, Manning, and Co., supplies, 

Dennis Horrigan, labor, 

Marland Manufacturing Co., iron pipes. 

Henry W. Abbott, supplies, 

Abbott and Jenkins, lumber, 

Holt and Higgins, supplies, 

Total expenditure, 

Balance unexpended, 



nu 


00 


215 


80 


120 


76 


78 


92 


69 


63 


6d 


63 


65 


07 


63 


06 


59 


45 


56 


58 


49 


23 


46 


02 


45 57 


42 


95 


39 


62 


30 


30 


28 


42 


27 


00 


16 


77 


14 


06 


11 


00 


10 


20 


9 


32 


6 


45 


5 


75 


5 


06 


3 


20 


4 


16 


2 


77 


2 


40 




44 




$1439 59 







mo 4i 



25 

STREET IN ABBOTT VILLAGE. 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1500 00 



George W. Chandler, labor, 


$190 14 


Ezra Farnham, labor, 


188 00 


Abbott and Jenkins, lumber and labor, 


26 61 


John Cornell, labor, 


19 25 


Timothy Haggerty, labor, 


15 T5 


George F. Baker, labor, 


13 50 


John W. Faulkner, iron-work, 


6 60 


Henry W. Abbott, powder, 


6 55 


Patrick Hannon, labor, 


6 12 


Gile and Allen, labor, 


5 00 


Total expenditure for the year, 






Balance unexpended, 





$477 52 
$22 48 



PARK STREET. 

Appropriation, $950 00 



Edward Adams, labor, 


$700 00 


Estate of N. Whittier, land, 


80 00 


Samuel G. Bean, land, 


69 25 


Moody Russell, building fence, 


57 37 


Charles F. Foster, surveying, 


10 00 


James H. Smith, labor, 


3 00 


Total expenditure for the year, 






Balance unexpended, 

4 





$919 62 

$30 38 



26 

REMOVING SNOW. 

Appropriation, March, 2d, 11000 00 



Wm. H. Tucker, 


$38 00 


Charles C. Blunt, 


34 15 


John Cornell, 


31 25 


William Raynor, 


23 00 


Joseph C. Goldsmith, 


18 00 


Moody B. Abbott, 


17 00 


George W. Chandler, 


15 00 


Henry E. Gould, 


14 75 


Henry Brownell, 


13 63 


Daniel F. Harrington, 


13 25 


William Hackett, 


12 00 


Samuel Gilchreast, 


10 25 


Frank C. Phelps, 


10 30 


James H. Smith, 


9 00 


George F. Baker, 


8 77 


Simeon Bardwell, 


8 00 


Rufus Bailey, 


8 00 


Henry E. Hayward, 


6 85 


Marcellus Weld, 


6 25 


John Tuck 2d, 


6 00 


Wm. C. Donald, 


5 50 


Moody B. Abbott, 


5 00 


Joseph T. Lovejoy, 


4 00 


William Allen, 


4 00 


Samuel H. Boutwell, 


4 00 


Sylvester Lovejoy, 


1 50 


Total expenditure, 


$007 AZ, 


<JP0iii < ^±o 


Balance unexpended, 


1672 55 



27 



TOWN HOUSE 






Received from rents, 




$649 75 


Thomas Smith, janitor, 


$161 15 




John Cornell, wood and coal, 


97 00 




Gile and Allen, repairs, 


67 60 




Smith, Manning, and Co., supplies, 


38 45 




George Wilson, 


35 00 




Charles 0. Cummings, labor, 


22 50 




Ezra Farnham, labor, 


17 00 




Edwin H. Barnard, repairs, 


10 11 




William Barnett, repairs, 


7 65 




Cole and Hardy, repairs, 


5 88 




John Buckley, labor, 


3 50 




Francis Williamson, labor, 


2 62 




John R. Loring, repairs, 


1 50 




Richard M. Abbott, repairs, 


1 25 




Abbott and Jenkins, repairs, 


85 




John McGinley, labor, 


50 




Total expenditure, 
Balance unexpended, 




$472 56 
$177 19 





28 



SUMMARY OF SELECTMENS' ORDERS. 



Total Appropriation, 


$44373 00 


Total Receipts, 


19845 50 




$64218 50 


Schools, 


19818 34 


School-Houses, 


831 25 


Services of Town Officers, 


1910 75 


Eire Department, 


1497 41 


Miscellaneous Expenses, 


495 90 


Abatement and Remittance of Taxes, 


348 62 


Printing and Stationery, 


299 21 


Cemetery, 


500 00 


Interest on Notes, 


2230 43 


Notes, 


17000 00 


County Tax, 


3173 70 


State Tax, 


4620 00 


Discount on Taxes, 


2091 13 


Street Lamps, 


523 75 


State Aid, 


1584 00 


Decoration Day, 


150 00 


Park Street, 


919 62 


Village Street, 


477 52 


Phillips Street, 


528 22 


Extension of School Street, 


1439 59 


Removing Snow, 


327 45 


Printing Soldiers' Record Book, 


979 69 


Highways and Main Street, 


6461- 89 


Town House, 


472 b6 


Hay Scales, 


25 00 


Total expenditure, 


^8706 03 




Total balance unexpended, 


15512 47 



IR, IE IP OIFt T 



OF THE 



Engineers of the Fire Department 



To the Board of Selectmen. 

The fire apparatus of the Town is in a much better condi- 
tion than it was last year. The leather hose for each machine 
has been thoroughly oiled, and is in fine condition. The 
Steamer has been put in fine working order, and we think 
never worked so well as she does at present. We have pro- 
cured new ladders for the Department at Ballard Yale, and 
also provided a place to protect them from the weather. We 
have also procured during the year a pair of double harnesses 
for the use of the Steamer. We have 1100 feet of hose be- 
longing to the Steamer that is in good condition ; 200 feet 
that is not reliable. At Ballard Yale there is 450 feet that is 
in good order and reliable, and about 300 feet that is not to 
be depended on. 

We would recommend that the sum of 12000 be appro- 
priated for the ensuing year. 

JAMES H. SMITH, 

Cleric of the Board of Engineers. 

Andover, Feb. 10, 1875. 



REPORT 



OF THE 



Road Commissioners, 



To the Board of Selectmen. 

During the year just past we have purchased tools, etc., 
for the use of the Town, and also a Road-scraper, which we 
find is a very useful machine, and probably money judiciously 
expended, the whole costing 8232.07. In repairing Main 
Street the Commissioners, in order to finish it, and satisfy 
the real estate owners on the east side of the street, were 
obliged to overrun the special appropriation of 6600 ; in 
order to meet the deficiency we took the balance, 6250, from 
the appropriation for Highways. 

"We would recommend that the sum of 66000 be appro- 
priated for Highways for the year 1875, and that the sum of 
8300 be appropriated to finish Tillage Street. 

JAMES H. SMITH, 
JOKN T B. ABBOTT, 
GEORGE F. BAKER, 

Road Commissioners. 

Axtdover, Feb. 10, 1875. 



SeSectmens' Report. 



The Selectmen desire to submit some suggestions, and 
recommendations in connection with their Annual Financial 
Report. The year has been one of the usual prosperity; no 
new enterprises involving any considerable expense have 
been originated. The taxes have been moderate, and more 
than sufficient to meet all current expenditures. It is much 
to be hoped that the rate of taxation may not be unneces- 
sarily increased the coming year, and that we may continue 
free from the cumbersome load of debt which exists in many 
of our towns and cities. 

SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL- HOUSES. 

There is not much we can say regarding this department, 
as it is under the charge of the School Committee ; but we 
would recommend that the Committee be requested to meet 
at the Town House once every month with the Selectmen 
for the purpose of approving bills ; and that they keep an 
account of all bills so approved, the same as the other 
departments. 

SERVICES OF TOWN OFFICERS. 

During the current year a census is to be taken, in ac- 
cordance with a vote of the State, which will probably cause 
some outlay to the Town. This, in addition to the usual ex- 
penditures, will necessitate an appropriation of -$2300 for 
t current year. 



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STATE AID. 

This department is now a self-sustaining one ; the State 
reimbursing the Town the amount paid out ; but as this sum 
is not received till December of each year, an appropriation 
is necessary, as the aid is furnished monthly through the 
year. We recommend an appropriation of $1600. 

HAY SCALES. 

These have become self-supporting, and no appropriation 
will be necessary. Some repairs will be necessary to make 
them more accurate. 

TOWN HOUSE. 

The receipts from rents, etc. have considerably increased 
the past two years, until they exceed the amount usually 
needed for repair, and no appropriation will be required. 
Some outlay has been caused by the removal of the privy 
building. The fixtures and appurtenances of the Town 
House are in good condition. 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

The working condition of the department, as will be seen 
by the Report of the engineers, is in good order. But we 
think the time is not far distant when there will have to be 
considerable money expended to place it on the same footing 
as other towns. The present house for the steamer is small 
and cramped, being built for the hand-engine. We would 
recommend the Town to consider the expediency of building 
a new brick engine-house on the land behind the town-house, 
large enough to accommodate the Steamer, with a new horse 
hose-carriage and hook-and-ladder truck, and a stable con- 
nected, for horses which might be worked on the highways. 



33 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

No law-suits are pending against the Town, and no un- 
usual expenses in this department are probable; and the sum 
of $750 is thought to be sufficient for the current year. 

DECORATION DAY. 

The observance of this day is rapidly increasing in interest 
in the community, till it bids fair to rival Independence 
Day in the hearts of a large portion of the people. We 
would recommend that the sum of $150 be appropriated for 
this purpose. 

HIGHWAYS. 

The past year the Town entered upon the system of Road 
or Street Commissioners, and, in accordance with the law, 
all matters pertaining to the roads have been turned over to 
them, including bridges; some hundreds of dollars having 
been expended for this purpose. 

Upon the whole, we think this system an improvement upon 
the old one, and that the money has been expended with 
better satisfaction than under the district arrangement. 

The amount recommended by the Road Commissioners 
for the current year is $6300. 

NOTES. 

Although considerable money laid in the Treasurer's hands 
at the close of the financial year, in the absence of any appro- 
priation for the purpose, none of the outstanding notes could 
be taken up. We recommend that all the individual notes 
be taken up, as they carry interest at six and seven per cent, 
and that an appropriation of $5400 be made for that purpose. 

INTEREST. 

Considerable back interest was paid the past year on notes 
which were taken up, which, besides the current interest, 
caused the interest appropriation to be insufficient ; some 



34 

$360 remaining unpaid. If the Town shouTd vote to appro- 
priate a sum to take up some of the notes as recommended, 
the interest appropriation may be reduced after the present 
year. The sum of 12800 will be required for that purpose 
the current year. 

DISCOUNT ON TAXES. 

Should the Town continue the present system of collecting- 
taxes, the sum of 12300 will be needed for the current year. 

PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 

The amount raised for these purposes last year was $450 ; 
this sum will probably be sufficient for the current year. 

ABATEMENT AND REMITTANCE OF TAXES. 

It is impossible to foresee the amount required for these 
purposes, and this with the accounts following, cannot be 
controlled or limited by any appropriation of the Town. The 
sum of $500 was raised for the above purposes the past year. 

COUNTY AND STATE TAX. 

As has just been observed, these accounts are beyond the 
reach of the Town, and no appropriation would seem neces- 
sary ; but as some sum must be named in the amount to be 
raised for each department, we recommend the sum of $3200 
for the County and $5000 for the State Tax. 

LIABILITIES. 

The liabilities of the Town remain the same as at last 
report, except the balance due the Memorial Hall Library. 

ASSETS. 

These are considerably increased this year by a large addi- 
tion to the amount of cash on hand, leaving the whole indebt- 
edness of the Town $20,381.49 showing a reduction of 



35 

$8,277.31 in the debt the past year. If from the whole debt 
of the Town be taken the sum due the Memorial Hall, 
120,000, upon which, by vote of the Town, only the interest 
can be paid, it will be seen that the actual indebtedness of 
the Town which can be paid is 1381.49. 



Respectfully submitted, 



JOHN H. FLINT, \ Selectmen 

SIMEON BARD WELL, [■ of 
W. H. B. WOODLIN, ) Andover. 



Andover, Feb. 10, 1875. 



86 



Overseers' Account 



RELIEF OUT 


OF 


ALMSHOUSE. 


■ 


Cr. by Appropriation, 






$1500 00 


City of Lynn, 






56 24 


Town of Lanesboro', 






80 00 


Town of West Newbury, 




6 00 


State Treasurer, 






1 00 
$1643 24 


Edward Russell, 




$27 00 




Phebe Mason, 




48 00 




Maria A. Dane and child, 




6b 00 




E. G. Wardwell, 




16 55 





Anna Woodbridge, support child 

of Charles B. Abbott, 76 00 

Charles Mayer, support children 

of Charles B. Abbott, 22 00 

Mrs. Tryphena Abbott, support chil- 



dren of C. B. Abbott, 


14 00 


John H. Flint, expenses children 


of Charles B. Abbott, 


3 70 


Henry Smith, 


24 31 


Delina Jones, 


10 50 


Robert Gilmore, 


10 00 


Samuel W. Abbott, 


12 27 


Anna Jones, 


39 00 


Children of Lizzie Burns, 


4 85 


Wanderers' Home, six children 


, 50 00 


Harriet Gile, 


72 00 


Benjamin Cheever, 


3 00 


Amount carried forward. 


$498 18 



37 

Appropriation, 11643 24 

Amount brought fomvard, $498 18 

Mary Mills, coffin, 10 00 

J. M. Crabtree, for coffin, 10 00 

D. L. Trow, burial Abbie Bailey, 9 00 

D. L. Trow, burial Nath'l Shattuck, 5 00 

D. L. Trow, burial drowned man, 4 00 

S. F. Flint, taking body from Mer- 
rimack river, 1 50 

Conveying sick and injured paupers 

to State almshouse, 8 75 

J. M. Crabtree, coffin for drowned 

man, 7 00 

Greene and Woodlin, supplies fur- 
nished tramps, 4 05 

R. M. Abbott, police, care of tramps 

at Town-house, 43 06 

W. Mears, Jr., police,care of tramps 

at Town-house, 42 50 

Smith, Maiming, and Co., supplies 

for tramps at Town-house, 66 24 



$709 28 



PAID CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Harvard, Sylvia A. Abbott, $54 00 

City of Charlestown, Hattie Carlton 

and two children, 11 48 

City of Cambridge, Wm. E.Moore, 18 95 
City of Cambridge, Louisa M. 

Mason, 52 00 

City of Lawrence, Mrs. William 

Crowther, 6 25 

$U2 68 

Amount carried forward, $851 96 



38 



Appropriation, 


$1643 24 


LUNATIC HOSPITALS. 


Amount brought forward, 


1851 96 


Worcester, Isabella Johnson, 


$138 39 


Worcester, Luke Worthley, 


137 21 


Worcester, George W. Parker, 


17 54 


Northampton, James Duncan, 


143 70 


Taunton, George W. Parker, 


83 50 


State of Mass., Anna Logue, 


81 00 



COMMITMENTS. 

0. B. Phelps, Geo. W. Parker to Taunton, $21 50 

PAID ON ACCOUNT OF CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Lanesboro', children of T. Piatt. $10 06 
Newburybort, medical attendance, 

care, and burial of Emily Pearl,43 25 
Lynn, medical attendance and 

burial of Thomas McManus, 37 00 
Lynn, supplies family of McManus, 60 85 
West Newbury, Elizabeth Willis, 6 00 



$157 16 



Total expenditure, $1631 96 

Balance unexpended, $11 28 

EXPENSES OF ALMSHOUSE. 



Cr. By Appropriation, 


$4500 00 


C. O. Cummings, 


1094 00 




$5594 00 


C. O. Cummings, salary, 


$687 50 


E. M. Hopkins, labor, 


208 00 


E. R. Hopkins, labor, 


139 61 


Jos. R. Parlin, labor, 


48 00 


Amount carried forward, 


$1083 11 



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Appropriation, 

Amount brought forward, 
Lyman L. Jones, labor, 
H. C. Harnden, labor, 
Lydia Runnells, labor, 
Holt and Higgins, groceries, 
Joel Barnes, groceries, 
Smith, Manning, & Co., groceries, 
Greene and Woodlin, groceries, 
Harding and Flint, groceries, 
H. W. Abbott, groceries, 
Valpey Brothers, meat, 
Holt and Co., meat, 
Estate of H. P. Holt, meat, 
John Findley, fish, 
W. H. Kimball, medical attendance, 
A. W. Kimball, roasting rye, 
Thomas D. Black, repairing, 
C. G. Hussey, sawing, 
Charles Dugan, repairs, 
John Chandler, coal, 
John Cornell, coal, 
Mark Newman, repairs, 
W. A. Kimball and Co., plough, 
William Poor, repairing, 
Charles M. Abbott, plants, 
H. R. Bishop and Co., ladder and steps, 
George F. Baker, potatoes, 
M. E. Durgin, dress-cutting, 
J. H. Dean, clothing, 
Thomas Smith, repairing, 
C. C. Blunt, plants, 
Abbott and Jenkins, lumber, 
William Marland, postage, 
George H. Parker, medicines, 
E. H. Barnard, repairs, 

Amount carried forward, 



$5594 00 



$1083 11 


244 


20 


52 50 


6 


00 


581 45 


527 


46 


477 


42 


313 


53 


167 


71 


12 


72 


380 


61 


244 45 


47 


50 


109 79 


75 


00 


1 


75 


3 


60 


20 


67 


7 


75 


78 


30 


85 00 


1 


75 


16 


35 


dQ 


75 


2 


25 


4 


33 


5 


00 


3 


75 


82 


89 


16 


80 




80 


2 


44 


1 


00 


41 


(jo 


8 


10 


$4764 38 



40 



Appropriation, 

Amount brought forward , $4764 38 

J. W. Barnard, boots and shoes, 16 85 

G. N. Pasho, attending funerals, 12 00 

L. R. Gilmore, hats, etc., 4 25 

John W. Faulkner, repairing, 65 87 

E. B. Tyler, repairs, 14 45 

C. G. Hussey, washing, 37 95 

C. 0. Cunimings, car-fare, 4 65 
J. M. Crabtree, coffin and burial, Mrs. 

Russell, 13 00 

J. M. Crabtree, coffin and pbe, Mrs. Bailey, 10 00 



$5594 00 



C. C. Holt, repairs, 


1 50 


John B. Abbott, making cider, 


4 40 


J. A. Smart, insurance, 


75 00 


Samuel Gray, insurance, 


112 50 


Charles Mayer, repairs, 


4 70 


William Barnett, supplies. 


41 28 


Benj. Brown, boots and shoes, 


54 20 


P. M. Jefferson, soap, 


42 55 


J. E. Whiting, repairs, 


1 25 


B. F. Holt, ice, 


17 00 


Total expenditure, 


$5297 78 


Balance unappropriated, 


$296 22 



TEAMS AT ALMSHOUSE. 



Cr. by Appropriation, 
John W. Faulkner, ox waggon, 
Balance unexpended, 



$700 00 
$195 00 
$505 00 



REPAIRS AT ALMSHOUSE. 



Cr. by Appropriation, 
Gile and Allen, 

Balance unexpended, 



$200 00 

$79 55 

$120 45 



41 
SUMMARY OF OVERSEER'S ORDERS. 



Total Appropriations, 


$6900 00 


Receipts, 


1237 24 




18137 24 


Relief out of Almshouse, 


$1631 96 


Expenses of Almshouse, 


5297 78 


Teams at Almshouse, 


195 00 


Repairs at Almshouse, 


79 55 




^7°0 / l °9 


Unexpended appropriation, 


$932 95 



REPRESENTATIVE FUND. 

In accordance with the wishes of the donor, Edward 
Taylor, Esq., the interest has been given to Caroline Flint 
and Naomi Sticknej. 

JOHN H. FLINT, \ Overseers 

SIMEON BARD WELL, ( of 
W. H. B. WOODLIN, ) Poor. 



42 



Superintendent's Account 



Dr. 



To cash received for 
Labor, 
Oxen, 
Hay, 

Vegetables, 
Pork, 

Pigs, 

Board, 

Calves, 

Custody, 

Hide and Tallow. 

Sundries, 



1360 05 


201 


34 


167 


10 


102 


84 


92 


86 


55 50 


40 00 


32 


23 


29 50 


13 


93 


19 


07 



11114 42 



Cb. 
By cash paid Town Treasurer, 
Balance cash on hand, 



$1094 00 

$20 42 



CHARLES O. CUMMINGS, 

Superintendent. 



43 



Report of dverseer's of Poor. 



ALMSHOUSE. 



Whole number of paupers in Almshouse during the year, 39 

Whole number of weeks' board, 1372 

Whole number of foreign paupers entertained, 1862 

Whole number of weeks' board, 532 

Whole number of prisoners in custody awaiting trial, 41 

Whole number of weeks' board, 11 

Total number of weeks board. 1915 



REMAINING IN ALMSHOUSE. 

Over eighty years old, 3 

Between seventy and eighty, 4 

Between sixty and seventy, 4 

Between fifty and sixty, 3 

Between forty and fifty, 2 

Between thirty and forty, 

Between twenty and thirty, 

Between ten and twenty, 2 

Between one and ten, 3 

Under one, 

Total, 21 

Died, Mary Holt, Nov. 15th, 1874, aged 88. 

Died, Abbie Bailey, May 1st, 1874 aged 72. 

Died, Nancy N. Russell, Oct. 15th, 1874, aged 26. 

Died, Elmira H. Ellis, Feb. 7th, 1875, aged 23. 

Admitted during the year, 9 

Discharged, 14 



.$1075 


00 


55 00 


1100 


00 


1000 


00 


725 


00 


426 50 


509 13 



44 



PERSONAL PROPERTY AT THE ALMSHOUSE. 

Household furniture, 

Clothing, 

Farm implements, 

Farm produce, 

Farm stock, 

Fuel and lumber, 

Provisions, 

Total, $4890 63 

The past year, as the Report shows, has witnessed a con- 
siderable increase in the expenses of the pauper department 
of the Town. It may not be out of place to give some of 
the reasons therefor. 

The insurance upon the farm-buildings expired with the 
year, and nearly two hundred dollars was paid for re-insuring. 
The expenditures for furniture, bedding, repairs, etc., have 
been unusually large, various reasons besides the usual wear 
and tear combining to cause them. 

The cost of grain for feeding and fattening purposes lias 
been large ; though the receipts for produce, cattle, etc., 
sold and stored, exceed those of last year, offsetting a portion 
of this cost. 

Several children from the house have been sent to the 
Wanderers' Home in Boston, necessitating some cost for 
outfit, etc. The managers become responsible for the care 
of the children, and agree to place them in good, reliable 
families. 

The calls for help outside the almshouse show a marked 
increase over former years. But by far the greatest reason 
is found in feeding and lodging the army of tramps which 
has forced itself upon us ; coming in dozens and scores, and 
often demanding food or lodging in arrogant tones ; as a 
general thing, lousy and filthy, with empty pockets, and still 
more empty stomachs, The numbers were highest during 



45 

the building of the Andover and Lowell Railroad ; but, aside 
from this, the tramp business has rapidly increased the past 
two years, till the evil has become a crying one, demanding 
legislation looking to its abatement, or reimbursing the 
towns for the extra expense thus forced upon them. 

The Overseers would recommend the same amount raised 
as last year ; viz. 

For Expenses of the Almshouse, 
For relief out of Almshouse, 
For teams at the Almshouse, 
For repairs at the Almshouse, 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN H. FLINT, 
SIMEON BARDWELL, 
W. H. B. WOODLIN, 



$4500 00 


1800 00 


250 


00 


200 


00 


VERSEE 
OF 


RS 


Poor. 





RECORD OF ANDOVER. 

The undersigned report the cost of the Record of Andover, 
as follows : 

Cash paid, 

Edith G. Raymond, copying 240 pages at 15 cts., $36 00 

James Bradstreet, reading copy, 1 70 

Warren F. Draper, printing 1200 copies, 658 93 

Warren F. Draper, binding, packing, and freight, 277 56 

Warren F. Draper, copying paper and index, 5 50 

Total amount drawn from Town Treasury, $979 69 

SAMUEL RAYMOND,^ 

F. H. JOHNSON, >■ Committee. 

J. B. SMITH, > 

Andover, Feb. 10, 1875. 



46 



Treasurer's Account. 



Town of Andover in account current with E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer, 

A.D. 1874. 



Dr. 




To paid Selectmens' Orders, 


158706 03 


Overseers of Poor Orders, 


7204 29 


Treasurer Memorial Hall, Dog Licenses, 


409 70 


Treaurer Memorial Hall for John Smith 




Book Fund, 


400 00 


State Treasurer for National Bank Tax, 


2263 &5 


Selectmen and Auditors, 


35 00 


Balance of Taxes unpaid, 


865 70 


Cash on hand to balance, 


10587 33 




180471 60 



47 



Cr. 

By Cash on hand Feb. 14th, 1874, 

Balance Taxes unpaid Feb. 14th, 1874, 

Income Proprietors' Fund, 

Rent of Stores and Hall at Ballard Vale, 

C. 0. Cummings, Superintendent Almshouse 

Rent of Town House, 

Sale of Brooks' Address, Memorial Hall, 

Returned Insurance Premium, 

Fire Department, old lumber, 

Pauper Department, 

Andover National Bank, notes discounted, 

Discount on County Tax, 

Spring Grove Cemetery, sale of lots, 

Hay Scales, 

County Treasurer, dog licenses, 

State Aid, 

State School Fund, 

Corporation Tax, 

National Bank Tax, 

Assessors' Tax Lists, 



$3041 75 


516 


69 


96 


00 


230 


00 


, 1094 


00 


649 


75 


15 


94 


58 


96 


2 02 


143 


24 


17000 00 


31 


73 


190 


00 


87 


94 


409 


70 


1435 


97 


325 


13 


8331 


15 


6975 


76 


39835 


89 


180471 60 



E. KENDALL JENKINS, 

Treasurer. 



Andover, Feb. 10, 1875. 



48 



LIABILITIES. 

Notes payable as follows ; viz. to 

Mrs. Sarah Abbott, $1000 00 

Theron Johnson, 1000 00 

Mrs. Sally Flint, 1000 00 

Trustees Free Schools (John Abbott, Treas.), 1600 00 
Enoch Frye, 800 00 

Mrs. G. E. Putnam, 1600 00 

Trustees Punchard School (M.Foster, Treas.), 6000 00 
Trustees of Memorial Hall (S. Raymond, Treas.), 20000 00 
Memorial Hall Library (balance), 855 32 

133855 32 

. ASSETS. 

Cash on hand, 110587 33 

Taxes unpaid, 865 70 

Due from Cities and Towns, pauper acct., 367 30 
Due from State Treas. for State Aid, 1653 50 

$13473 83 

Balance against the Town, 20381 49 

Reduction of the debt the past year, $8277 31 



49 



SCHEDULE OF TOWN PROPERTY. 



Town Hall and fixtures, 

Land under and adjoining same, 

Weights and measures, 

Safe in Town House, 

Hay Seales, 

Engine-houses and land, 

Steam fire-engine and apparatus, 

Shawshin fire-engine and apparatus, 

School-house property, 

Town farm and buildings, 

Personal property at Town farm, 

Pnnchard School Fund, 

Memorial Hall, permanent fund, 

Memorial Hall, and land, 

Memorial Hall, library and furniture, 

Reservoir, 

Spring Grove Cemetery, 

Total, 

T 



116000 00 

2000 00 

200 00 

166 00 

300 00 

3461 00 

3714 00 

1732 75 

69139 00 

7500 00 

4890 63 

75205 00 

20000 00 

41993 00 

6311 00 

1400 00 

5488 00 

1259500 38 



50 



Punchard Free School. 



$1611 


45 


4498 


18 


41 


80 


59 


17 


53 


26 


29 


61 


31 


50 


$2000 


00 


700 


00 


200 


00 


200 


00 


150 


00 


50 


00 


213 


00 


- 200 


00 


300 


00 


103 


10 


335 


25 


53 


40 


48 


58 



$75205 00 



The Trustees of the Punchard Free School herewith render to the 
Town their Annual Statement of the condition of the Fund, and of the 
Receipts and Expenditures thereof for the year ending February 1st, 1875. 

Amount of Fund as per last Report, $75205 00 

Which is invested as follows, viz. 

In City and Town Notes and Bonds and Real 

Estate Securities, $73550 00 

On deposit in Andover Savings Bank, 855 00 

On Deposit in Andover National Bank, 800 00 

RECEIPTS. 
Balance of cash on hand, as per last Report, 
Income received from investments, 
Returned by National Insurance Co., 
Returned by Boston Insurance Co., 
Returned by E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer, 
Returned by Franklin Insurance Co., 
Received for rent of land, 

EXPENDITURES. 

Cash paid : 

William G. Goldsmith, Principal, salary, 
Fanny L. D. Strong, Assistant, salary, 
Sara E. Merrill, Assistant, salary, 
Ada B. Chandler, Assistant, salary, 
Kate F. Abbott, Assistant, salary, 
Sarah M. Gile, Assistant, salary, 
James R. Murray, Music Teacher, 
Moses Foster, Treasurer, 
Thomas Smith, Janitor, 
William G. Goldsmith, sundries, 
John Chandler, coal and wood, 
J. L. Hammett, books, etc., 
W. F. Draper, stationery, printing, etc., 

Amount carried forward, $4353 33 



$6324 9 



51 



Amount brought forward, 
H. B. and W. O. Chamberlain, chemicals, etc., 
F. A. Dewson, diplomas, 
Samuel Woodman, furniture, 
W. H. Parker, chart and frame, 
George H. Parker, sundries, 
Bridget Abercrombie, labor, 
J. J. Pearson, labor, 
R. M. Abbott, labor, etc., 
Cole and Hardy, labor, etc. 
Moody Russell, labor, etc., 
William Barnett, labor, etc., 
Smith, Manning, and Co., sundries, 
Geo. S. Merrill, and Co., printing, 
Charles Mayer, sundries, 
Joseph Abbott, account, 
Charles Dugan, account, 
Gile and Allen, account, 
S. K. Johnson, account, 
Edward Carter, account, 
Horace Wilson, account, 

S4782 99 
Cash deposited in Andover National Bank to balance, 1541 98 



153 


33 


53 


16 


24 


00 


32 


00 


12 


00 


9 


87 


18 


50 


16 


00 


11 


75 


9 


55 


6 


93 


5 


50 


5 


14 


4 


00 


4 


60 


2 


00 


2 


50 


2 


00 


2 


00 


1 


50 



6 66 



Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES SMITH, 
JAMES H. MERRILL, 
MOSES FOSTER, 



$6324 97 



NATHAN FRYE, 
EDWARD TAYLOR, 
BENJ'N BOYNTON. 



Andover, February 1, 1875. 



52 



Report of Cemetery Committee. 



The Cemetery Committee, in compliance with the By-Laws 
of the Town in relation thereto, herewith submit their 
Annual Report, together with the Receipts and Expenditures 
for the year ending Feb. 5th, 1875. 

During the past year about two hundred and fifty-four 
feet of excellent face-wall has been laid, the brook running 
through the low land deepened, widened and walled on each 
side for a distance of over five hundred feet, a portion of the 
work being quite laborious. The front bank-wall has been 
graded and sodded, the low land on the east side of the 
entrance cleared of bushes and alders, a large amount of 
underbrush removed from the upland, and the avenues and 
paths greatly improved. The wood standing on about five 
acres of the land has recently been sold at auction for 
$156.75, which will soon be collected and paid into the Town 
Treasury. While the Committee have aimed to make per- 
manent improvements, their endeavors have been seconded 
by the owners of lots who have exhibited a commendable 
interest in erecting monuments, and other memorials of the 
dead, and otherwise ornamenting and beautifying their 
grounds. It is hoped that in the future the interest thus 
manifested may be augmented commensurate with the in- 
crease of sales of lots, and the interments made. It will be 
necessary for the Town to make an annual appropriation of 
$500 for several years to come, to give efficiency to the plans 
already inaugurated, and adequately meet the design of this 
consecrated spot. 



53 



Town of Andover in account with the Committee on the Cemetery, 
A.D. 1874. 

Dr. 

To Cash paid 

Patrick Leahy, labor, 

Patterson and Lavender, desk, 

E. H. Barnard, painting, 

Patrick Hannon, labor, 

John McGinley, labor, 

John Lynch, labor, 

Michael McLaughlin, labor, 

0. B. Howarth, 

Powder, Fuse, and Drills, 

Charles W. Hayward, bill, labor, 

Charles W. Hayward, labor, sodding, etc., 

J. M. Howarth, labor, 

John Barry, labor, 

George W. Chandler, teaming stone, etc., 

J. J. Buckley, labor, 

John Began, building wall, 

Town Treasurer, from sale of lots, 

John Pray, horse hire, 

Henry Burt, horse hire, 

Abbott and Jenkins, stakes, 

William Barnett, 

Freight, Paper, Postage, etc., 

Balance on hand Jan. 22, 1875, 

Cr. 
By Cash received from 

Balance of last year's account, 

Town Treasurer, sundry drafts, 

Charles W. Hayward, proceeds sales of wood. 

Sales of nine lots, 

Sale of apples, 

Balance on hand brought forward, 9 08 



$36 30 


20 00 


3 13 


31 93 


15 31 


28 87 


10 50 


38 75 


1 67 


421 40 


31 50 


21 87 


27 12 


33 00 


23 62 


274 00 


190 00 


1 00 


2 00 


10 50 


90 


2 89 


9 08 


$1235 34 


$91 42 


500 00 


452 90 


190 00 


1 02 


$1235 34 



54 



Received from the Town as per last Report, $5029 37 

Received from the Town this year, 500 00 

Less amount from sale of lots, 190 00 

$310 00 

Received from sale of wood and apples, 



Received from sale of 23 lots, as per last Report, 
Received from sale of 9 lots this year, 



453 92 
459 00 
190 00 



$6442 29 



Cost of land, as per Report, 
Cost of improvements, as per Report, 
Cost of improvements this year, 
Balance on hand, 



Whole number of interments reported last year, 
Whole number of interments this year to Feb. 5, 1875, 
Total, 

Respectfully submitted for the Committee, 

GEORGE FOSTER, 

Clerk axd Treasurer. 



$3000 00 


2396 95 


1036 26 


9 08 


$6442 29 


20 


Jo, 25 
45 



Andover, Feb. 10, 1875. 



55 



Trustees of Memorial Hall. 



The Town of Andover in account with the Trustees of Memorial Hall, 

Dr. 
To cash paid 

Miss H. H. Ames, services on catalogue, $120 00 

Boston and Maine Railroad, freight, 1 07 

Butler and Fleetwood, library books, 27 00 

William Barnett, sundries, - 1 55 

J. H. Childs, revising slips, 

W. B. Clarke, library books, 

John Chandler, coal, 

John H. Chandler, newspapers, 

John Cornell, coal, 

Warren F. Draper, library books, 

Warren F. Draper, sundries, 

Warren F. Draper, periodicals, 

Thomas Groom and Co., paper, 

E. P. Higgins, numbering shelves, etc., 

Ballard Holt, 2d, salary, 

Ballard Holt, 2d, services on catalogue, 

H. K. W. Hall, paper for covering books, 

Howard and Stack, laying wall, 

Higgins and Holt, lawn-mower, etc., 

Johnson's express, 

E. K. Jenkins, Town Treas., for 86 copies of 

Brooks' Address, 
Lee and Shepard, library books, 
J. N. Lowell, revising slips, 
Amount carried forward, 



6 


40 


15 


70 


76 


00 


48 


55 


212 50 


7 


00 


3 


68 


72 


43 


4 


25 


17 


00 


700 


00 


14 


62 


24 


29 


15 


07 


18 


44 


9 


20 


15 


94 


4 


13 


9 


35 


$1424 17 



56 

Amount brought forward, $ 1424 17 

To cash paid 

Patrick Leahy, labor, 
A. W. Lovering, library books, 
J. W. Manning, trees, 

G. S. Merrill and Crocker, printing catalogues, 460 
G. S. Merrill and Crocker, binding catalogues, 
G. S. Merrill and Crocker, printing, etc., 
W. H. Piper and Co., library books, 
J. G. Rodemeyer, binding, 
W. T. Swinnerton, lettering books, 
Lewis Stratton, envelopes, 
Scott and Victor, plaster, 
Smith and Dove Manufacturing Co., labor, 
Smith, Manning, and Co., atlas, 
Smith, Manning, and Co., sundries, 
Frederick Small, stamp ribbon, 
Tucker Man'f g Co., lamps, wicks, and chimneys 
James A. Treat and Co., oil, 
Theological Seminary, library books, 
H. A. Yan Tassell, work on catalogue, 
Merrimack M. F. Ins. Co., insurance on books, 
S. Raymond, Treas., postage and sundries, 
Balance on hand, Dec. 31, 1874, 

$2806 07 



Cr. 
By cash received of 

Balance on hand, 399 59 

Town of Andover, dog licenses, 348 27 

Librarian, fines and rents, 73 92 

W. F. Draper and others, sales Brooks' Address, 15 94 

Town of Andover, interest on Permanent Fund, 1400 00 

Town of Andover, interest on Smith Book Fund, 177 60 

Amount carried forward, $2415 32 



1 


75 


1 


12 


11 


00 


460 


00 


60 


00 


47 


25 


331 


79 


155 


10 


3 


45 


3 


00 


1 


50 


3 


00 


8 


00 


11 


05 


2 


00 


11 


85 


58 


71 




75 


1 


60 


56 


00 


15 


01 


137 


97 



57 



Amount brought forward. 
By cash received of 

Town of Andover, discount on bill. 
Town of Andover, on principal of Smith 

Book Fund, 
Librarian, sale of 167 copies of catalogue, 
Building Committee, bal. of Building Fund. 

Balance on hand, Jan. 1, 1875, 



$2415 32 

4 00 

300 00 

83 50 

3 25 

•$2806 07 
$137 97 



SAMUEL RAYMOND, 

Treasurer. 



Andover, Jan. 1, 1875. 



We have carefully examined the foregoing account, and 
find it correct and properly vouched; leaving in the hands 
of the Treasurer one hundred thirty-seven and -^fa dollars. 



E. KENDALL JENKINS,) 
HENRY BOYNTON, i 
JOSEPH W. SMITH, ) 



Auditors. 



Andover, Jan. 9, 1875. 
8 



58 



THIRD ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Trustees of the Memorial Hall 



In presenting their Report of the Memorial Hall and its Library for the 
past year, the Trustees would congratulate the Town upon the continued 
success and usefulness of the institution. 

At the date of our last Report, the great drawback to the full enjoyment 
of the Library was the want of a printed Catalogue. This want has been 
supplied ; and we now have a Catalogue, which, while it may not be equal 
in certain details to the catalogues of some larger libraries, is sufficient 
for all practical purposes. An edition of five hundred copies was printed ; 
and, that it might be brought within the means of all our citizens, it was 
put at the low price of fifty cents per copy. The number of copies already 
sold is one hundred and sixty-seven. To keep up with the increase of the 
Library, it is intended to publish occasional, perhaps annual, supplements. 

The whole number of volumes now in the Library is four thousand two 
hundred and fifty-three, of which twelve hundred and thirty are in the 
department of fiction. The average daily delivery during the past year 
has been two volumes more than in the previous year ; and it may indicate 
an improvement in the character of the books read, that the proportion of 
works of fiction circulated has diminished about eight per cent. It will be 
seen, also, by the accompanying statistics, that there has been an increase 
of six in the average daily attendance in the Reading-room. 

During the year, one volume was lost, and three volumes were so muti- 
lated as to be useless. These have been replaced at the expense of the 
Library. Another volume was lost, and replaced by the borrower. One 
copy of the Boston Daily Post and one number of Harper's Monthly 
Magazine have been stolen from the Reading-room. With these exceptions, 
the annual examination of the Library has shown all the books accounted 
for, and in good condition. The building and furniture are also in good 
condition. 

Even up to the time of our last Report, it was apprehended by some 
that the success of the enterprise would be only temporary. The ex- 
perience of another year has shown that the Library is fulfilling in a high 
degree the expectations of its friends : and a bright promise is given for 
the future, provided the necessary means shall be furnished. 



59 

The amount expended during the year for books, periodicals and news- 
papers, is $516.47. The Trustees are fully aware that this expenditure 
was far from being- sufficient to meet the requirements of the Library, or 
the reasonable demands of the public. But, in view of the uncertainty of 
any addition to the funds designated for this purpose, they have felt con- 
strained to observe great economy in the use of the small balance still at 
their disposal. 

The wise provision of the Legislature in authorizing towns to vote 
money for the support of libraries, as well as of schools, is now largely 
taken advantage of. Many towns, believing that their school system is 
not complete without the accompaniment of a Free Public Library, are 
displaying great liberality in their appropriations for this object ; and we 
trust that Andover is not willing to lag behind in so good a cause. 

A large part of our children and youth, owing to pecuniary necessities, 
are unable to avail themselves, to the full extent, of the advantages offered 
in our public schools. They are virtually shut out, by their circumstances, 
from the High School. To all such, a well-furnished Town Library affords 
a favorable opportunity and stimulus for self-education. The instances of 
men in our own country and in Great Britain who have risen to eminence 
when similar opportunities have been within their reach, should encourage 
us in the endeavor to increase these advantages. 

The Trustees have, personally, no pecuniary interest in connection with 
the Memorial Hall. That portion of time and strength which they find it 
possible to bestow, is a free gift, for an institution which they believe has a 
claim upon them for something of effort, and even something of sacrifice. 
And, while recognizing gratefully the appropriations which the Town has 
made heretofore for the Library, and appreciating the confidence which 
such action has indicated toward this Board, they feel warranted in 
making this new appeal to the Town, as well as to their fellow-citizens 
individually, for the supply of yet larger means for carrying on the work. 
Some of the principal items of the Librarian's Annual Report, dated 
Jan. 20th, are the following : 

Number of volumes added by purchase during the past year, 258 

Number of volumes presented, 274 

Volumes of periodicals bound, 125 

Whole number of volumes now belonging to the Library, 4,253 

Pamphlets presented during the past year, G18 

Whole number of pamphlets belonging to the Library, 942 

Number of volumes delivered during the past year, 18,724 

Largest daily issue, 198 

Largest weekly issue, 488 

Average daily issue, 73^ 

Per-centage of works of fiction circulated, 64^ 



60 

Notices sent to delinquent borrowers, 971 

New names registered the past year, 348 

Whole number of names registered, 1,341 

Amount of fines collected, $54 44 

Amount received from temporary residents for use of books, $19 48 
Amount received from sale of Catalogues, $83 50 

Number of volumes covered anew, 2,131 

Number of volumes re-bound, 159 

Average daily attendance in Reading-room, 41 

Number of volumes delivered for use in Reading-room, 92 

A list of Donors is appended, with the number of volumes, pamphlets 
and papers presented by each. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH W. SMITH, 
FRANCIS H. JOHNSON, 
DAVID MIDDLETOX, 
E. KENDALL JENKINS, 
HENRY BOYNTON, 
SAMUEL RAYMOND, 
WILLIAM L. ROPES, 

Tkustees. 



61 



DONORS TO MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY. 



Abbott, Geo. A., 


ram. or 
Vol. Papers. 

24 


Abbott, John B., 




32 


Abbott, Moses, 


1 


29 : 


Abbott, Nathan, F., 


8 


776 


Andover, Town of, 


23 


54 


Atkinson, B. C, 




113 


Blunt, S. W., 


13 




Boston Public Library, 




4 


Brookline Public Library, 


1 


1 


Bussey Institute, 




1 


Carruth, Isaac, 




5 


Chickering, William, 




13 


Coburn, E. N., 




1 


Cummings, Daniel, 


3 




Dana Library, Cambridge 


1 


1 


Dodge, Allen W., 
Dove, Geo. W. W., 


9 


11 


Dove, Miss H. C, 




533 


Downs, Mrs. E. K., 


10 




Downs, Mrs. Fannie A. 


17 


2 


(Bradford), 
Farnham, Ezra, 




1 


Foster, Hon. Geo., 


15 


197 


French, J. D. W., 




57 


Gordon, Rev. M. L. (Japan), 2 
Griffin, Joseph, 1 


1 


Holt, Ballard, 




10 


Holt, Dean, 


4 


26 


Holt, Mrs. Dean, 


2 




Jackson, Miss C. R., 




12 



Pam. or 
Vol. Papers 


Jenkins, E. K., 


2 


12 


Johnson, Rev. F. H., 




157 


Kellogg, Hon. E. H., 




1 


Lawrence Public Library, 


1 


9 


McCubbin, T. (Lawrence), 


2 




Massachusetts, <State of, 


18 


20 


Massachusetts State Library 


r , 


1 


Middleton, David, 


40 


146 


Morton, Frank, 




8 


New Bedford Pub. Library 


2 


2 


Newton Free Library, 




1 


Nor they, Miss Mary K., 


1 




Park, Prof. E. A., d.d., 




1 


Plunket, Hon. W. R., 




1 


Poor, Geo. H., 


3 


52 


Ripley, Mrs. Geo., 


6 




Sanborn, F. G , 


9 




Smith, Joseph W., 




1 


Smith, Thomas, 


8 


12 


Taylor, Edward, 




1 


Torr, Geo. H., 




454 


Trustees Phillips Academy 




8 


United States, 


71 


15 


Ware, Mrs. Ruth C, 


1 




Webb, Miss H. K., 




28 


Willey, Rev. Worcester, 




52 


Williams College, 




2 


Worcester Public Library, 




1 


274 


2889 



We hereby certify that we have examined the foregoing Accounts and 
find them correct, with proper vouchers for all payments. 



WM. S. JENKINS, 
JOSHUA H. CHANDLER, 
HENRY BOYNTON, 



Andover, Feb. 10, 1875. 



62 



Appropriations 



The following appropriations are 


recommended for the 


coming year : 




Schools, 


159500 00 


School-houses, 


1000 00 


Highways, 


6000 00 


Village Street, 


300 00 


Town Officers, 


2300 00 


Snow, 


500 00 


Fire Department, 


2000 00 


Miscellaneous, 


750 00 


Abatement and Remittance of Taxes 


500 00 


Printing and Stationery, 


400 00 


Cemetery, 


500 00 


Interest on Notes, 


2800 00 


County Tax, 


3200 00 


State Tax, 


5000 00 


Discount on Taxes, 


2300 00 


Street Lamps, 


700 00 


Decoration Day, 


150 00 


State Aid, 


1600 00 


Expenses of Almshouse, 


4500 00 


Repairs on Almshouse, 


200 00 


Teams at Almshouse 


250 00 


Relief out of Almshouse 


1800 00 


Notes, 


5400 00 


Total, 


$51,650 00 



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Town Warrant 



ESSEX, SS. To JOHN CLARK, one of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover, Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby directed 
to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Andover, qualified to vote in 
town affairs, to meet and assemble at the Town House in said Andover, on 
Monday, the first day of March, 1875, at 12^- o'clock, P. M., to act on the 
following Articles, namely: 

Article 1st. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said meeting-. 

Article 2d. — To hear and act on the Eeport of the Auditors. 

Article 3d. — To choose Town Clerk and Treasurer, Selectmen, Assessors 
and Overseers of the Poor, School Committee, Constables, Road Commissioners, 
Fence Viewers, Trustee for Memorial Hall for seven years, and all other neces- 
sary and usual Town Officers. 

Article 4th. — To see what action the Town will take in regard to unexpended 
appropriations. 

Article 5th. — To see what sum of money the Town will appropriate for the 
use of the several departments the current year ; to wit : Schools, School-houses, 
Highways, Village Street, Snow, Town Officers, Fire Department, Miscella- 
neous, Abatement and Remittance of Taxes, Printing and Stationery, Cemetery, 
Interest on Notes, County Taxes, State Taxes, Discount on Taxes, Street 
Lamps, Decoration Day, State Aid, Expenses of Almshouse, Repairs on Alms- 
house, Teams at Almshouse, Relief out of Almshouse, Notes. 

Article 6th. — To see if the Town will authorize the Town Treasurer to hire 
money for the use of the Town when necessary upon the approval of the 
Selectmen. 

Article 7th. — To see what method the Town will adopt for the collection of 
the Taxes the current year. 

Article 8th. — To see what compensation the Town will pay the Firemen for 
their services the current year. 

Article 9th. — To hear and act on a Report of Committee on Street Lamps. 

Article 10th. — To see if the Town will pay to the Treasurer of the Memorial 
Hall the money received from the County Treasurer, for Dog licenses, to aid in 
the support of the Library and Reading-room. 

Article 11th. — To see if the Town will set apart a suitable Lot in Spring 
Grove Cemetery for the burial-place of such Soldiers as are not otherwise 
provided for. 



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Article 12th. — To see if the Town will defray the expenses of the late change 
of Readers in its schools, and what sum of money they will appropriate for the 
same. 

Article 13th. — To see if the Town will accept and revise the list of names for 
Jurors, as prepared and posted by the Selectmen. 

Article 14th. — To see what sum of money the Town will raise by taxation 
to defray the necessary Expenses the current year. 

Article 15th. — To see if the Town will accept and adopt the proposed By-Laws, 
as reported by the Committee. 

Article 16th. — To see if the Town will consider the expediency of purchasing 
the land lying between the Memorial Hall and Pearson Street for public 
purposes. 

Article 17th. — To see if the Town will discontinue the Road leading from 
Luke Worthley's house to the North Andover Line. 

Article 18th. — To see if the Town will discontinue that portion of Phillips 
Street that lies south of the location as adopted at the last annual Town meeting. 

Article 19th. — To see if the Town will authorize the Road Commissioners 
to assess and collect Betterments on the Street leading from Main Street to 
Punchard Avenue. 

Article 20th. — To see if the Town will construct a Reservoir on Summer 
Street, to be used in case of fire. 

Article 21st. — To act on any other business that may legally come before 
this meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, with your doings 
thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place of meeting. 

Given under our hands, at Andover, this eleventh day of February, in the 
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five. 

JOHN H. FLINT, ) Selectmen 

SIMEON BARD WELL, [■ of 
WM. H. B. WOODLLN, ) Andover. 

A true Copy. — Attest : 

JOHN CLARK, 

Constable of Andover. 



A Supplementary Warrant has been issued by the Selectmen containing the 
following Articles, namely : 

Article 1 st. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said meeting. 
Article 2d. — To see if the Town will accept Chap. 382 Acts of 1871, entitled 
an "Act in relation to Betterments/' on petition of the Road Commissioners. 



@@MTIN)TS 



Abatement of Taxes, 1 7, 34 

Almshouse, 43 

Expenses, 38 

Personal Property at, 44 

Relief out of. 36 

Repairs at, 40 

Teams at, 40 

Appropriations recommended, 62 

Assets, 34, 48 

Cemetery, 14 

Cemetery Committee, Report 

Of, 52-54 

Cities and Towns, 3 7, 38 

Commitments, 38 

County Tax, 18, 34 

Decoration Day, 15, 33 

Discount on Taxes, 1 7, 34 
Donors to Memorial Hall 

Library, 61 

Engineers' Report, 29 

Extension of School Street. 24 

Fire Department, 13, 32 

liny Scales, 12, 32 

Highways and Main Street, 18, 33 

Interest on Notes, 17, 33 

Liabilities, 34, 48 

Lunatic Hospitals, 38 
Memorial Hall, Trustees' 

Account, 55-5 7 

Memorial Hall, Trustees' 

Report, 58-G1 



Miscellaneous. 15, 33 

Notes, 17, 33 

Overseers' Account, :;<;- 11 

Overseers' Report, 43-45 

Park Street, 25 

Phillips Street, 2:5 

Printing and Stationery, 14, 34 

Punchard Free School, 50, 51 

Record of Audover, 16, 45 

Remittance of Taxes, 17, 34 

Representative Fund. 41 
Road Commissioners' Report, 30 

Schedule of Town Property, 49 

Schools. 3, 31 

School-houses, 8, 31 

Selectmens' Account, 3-28 

Selectmens' Report, 31-35 

Snow, Removal of, 26 

Soldiers' Record Book, 16, 45 

State Aid, 12.32 

State Tax, 1 8, 34 

Street Lamps, 14 

Street in Abbott Vill 26 

Summary of Overseers' 

Orders, 41 
Summary of Selectmens' Orders, 28 
Superintendent's Account , 



Town House, 


2 7, 32 


Town Officers, 


li. 81 


Town Warrant, 


.;:; 


Treasurer's Account, 


lti, 17